Time to Level the Playing Field: Revisiting the Rooney Rule and the Lack of Coaches of Color in the NFL

By: Megan Cahill In American professional sports and the National Football League (“NFL”) specifically, people of color continue to be underrepresented in high-ranking administrative positions.[1] In 2003, the NFL tried to combat its lack of diversity by establishing the Rooney Rule.[2] The Rooney Rule requires “at least one person of color be interviewed as a candidate for […]

A Twitch in Time to Save Design: Assessing the DMCA’s Impact on the Video Game Industry

By: Allison Bock Twitch is a relatively new platform that attracts individuals world-wide to stream any content they want from music, cooking, Q&A sessions and, most popularly, video games.[1]  Since its creation in 2011, Twitch grew exponentially and is now the most used platform for streaming video games, especially since Amazon bought it in 2014.[2]  Because users […]

Not So Quiet on the Western Front: How U.S. Regulation of Chinese Media Outlets Has Created New Tensions in the U.S.-China Relationship

By: Alexandria Johnson The United States and China entered into 2020 with a trade deal and hopes that this agreement foretold a more cooperative future.[1] Two months into the new year, these hopes were crushed as COVID-19 tore through the globe and tensions heightened in a new arena: the media.[2] Once the virus appeared in the U.S., […]

WeChat to No Chat: How the Trump Administration’s Ban Would Affect the Future of Mobile Applications that Use Monetary Transfers

By: Zhuo Zhao Communication in today’s day and age has been easier than it has ever been. Long distance phone calls and letters are no longer necessary with the creation of the internet and mobile applications. Now, communication is instant. WeChat, a mobile application owned by Tencent, is the primary means of communication to citizens […]

House Antitrust Report: The Next Bell Breakup or Empty Rhetoric?

By: Kolton Whitmire Earlier this month, the House Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee released its “Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets” (hereinafter “the Report”), which began in June of last year,[1] causing quite the stir.[2] The Report made a laundry list of recommendations to combat what it viewed as anticompetitive and […]

One Night with the King: Do Trump’s Hospitality Competitors Have Standing to Sue Over Violations of the Emoluments Clauses?

By: Paul Zajde “Why wouldn’t I stay at his hotel blocks from the White House[?] . . . Isn’t it rude to come to his city and say, ‘I am staying at your competitor?’”[1] Indeed, as this foreign diplomat opined in 2016, it is quite rude, and a rude diplomat is an oxymoron. That is why over […]

Athlete or Contractor? The Need for Uniform Definition of the Employment Relationship in Esports

By: Olivia Hines On June 17, 2020, FaZe Clan, a prominent esports organization, was denied a motion for summary judgment in its suit against its former player Turner Tenney, also known for his online name “Tfue”.[1]  Tenney left the organization after a downturn in the relationship with the FaZe Clan organization, with the goal of starting […]